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Työ ja yrittäjyys Joensuussa

Work and enterprise in Joensuu

Where to find work?

You can look for jobs on the Internet and in newspapers. To find web pages for jobs on the Internet, write ”avoimet työpaikat” (vacancies) in the search engine’s text field. Many web pages for jobs allow you to fill in and send a job application and to enclose your CV.

The North Karelia Employment and Economic Development Office (Työ- ja elinkeinotoimisto, TE Office) provides help with job hunting. With the help of E-services (Oma asiointi), you can change your job search information and check the validity of your job search and labour policy statement, for example.

In every case, contact the TE Office directly by phone or by visiting in person. Also, if you need to change an appointment, please contact the TE Office directly.

If you need information on TE services or assistance with using the online services, you can call the National Telephone Service Jobline. Jobline, telephone:

0295 020 700 (Finnish)
0295 020 713 (English)

There are thousands of vacancies throughout Finland, which you will find in the Vacancies section of TE services. You can find vacancies in Joensuu by entering the name ”Joensuu” in the search field ”Alue” (area).

The City of Joensuu employs approximately 6,000 people. The City recruitment point is responsible for the recruitment of all employees of the City. Open positions are continuously available. The Recruitment Point is open Mon-Fri 9-15.

Further information: Where to find work?

linkkiTE Services:
Public employment and economic development servicesFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiTE Services:
National Telephone Service JoblineFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiTE Services:
North Karelia Employment and Economic Development OfficeFinnish

linkkiTE Services:
Vacancies Service of the TE ServicesFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCity of Joensuu:
Recruitment servicesFinnish | English | Russian

Starting a business

If you want to start a business, contact the North Karelia Enterprise Agency (Pohjois-Karjalan Uusyrityskeskus). The Agency offers free-of-charge guidance to anyone considering establishing a company.

You can visit the Joensuu Regional Development Company JOSEK Ltd (Joensuun seudun kehittämisyhtiö Josek) if you need information on issues related to the development of a company. Such matters include, for example:

  • financing a company
  • recruiting employees
  • co-operation networks
  • premises.

The Enterprise Finland Telephone Service provides services for those wishing to start a business, employers and entrepreneurs.

Contact us if you need

  • advice on starting a business, or
  • information on public enterprise and employer services related to business operations.

Enterprise Finland Telephone Service, telephone 0295 020 500.

Further information: Starting a business

linkkiNorth Karelia Enterprise Agency:
North Karelia Enterprise AgencyFinnish | English

linkkiJoensuu Regional Development Company JOSEK Ltd:
Joensuu Regional Development Company JOSEK LtdFinnish | English | Russian | German

linkkiEnterprise Finland:
Enterprise FinlandFinnish | Swedish | English

Taxation

If you need a tax card or a tax number, you can get them from the North Karelia Tax Office.

The Tax Administration's national telephone service number: 020 697 050

Further information: Taxation

linkkiIn To Finland:
Information on social security and taxation in FinlandFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian

linkkiTax Administration:
TaxationFinnish | Swedish | English

If you become unemployed

Citizens of an EU member state and an EEA member state can register as a jobseeker using the TE services' online service under 'Asioi verkossa'.

If you cannot register as a jobseeker online, fill in the Form for jobseekers registering with the Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office) and take it to a TE Office. Forms are available at a TE Office.

You can call national service numbers if you need assistance with using the online services or information on TE services. The national service number is 0295 020 700.

The North Karelia TE Office will serve you in Joensuu, Ilomantsi, Lieksa, Kitee, Nurmes and Outokumpu. You can visit any of the service points.

Further information: Unemployment benefit

linkkiTE Services:
Public employment and economic development servicesFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiTE Services:
National Telephone Service JoblineFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiTE Services:
North Karelia Employment and Economic Development OfficeFinnish